By Jonah Bromwich You enter the room and they're already there. Some of the names you recognize: Randa the Rhyma (45 wins), Gig@ntic (48 wins), and Novice Raps (53 wins). You've checked the boards obsessively, but you've only ever been here before anonymously, as a guest. This is your first appeara ... More >>
As long as there have been celebrity deaths, there have been celebrity death sightings. A quick Internet search will turn up allegations of people spotting Elvis Presley in the steamy Memphis heat, or Jim Morrison in a Parisian cafe. There are those who would swear on a stack of polygraph machines ... More >>
Cops are still trying to piece together what happened last night after two stolen vehicles crashed, leaving one of the drivers dead. At 12:27 am Monday, St. Louis County police received a call from a woman reporting a carjacking, according to department spokesman Randy Vaughn. She'd parked her 2010 ... More >>
This month, you won't be able to watch an episode of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" without seeing a half-dozen attack ads. The music world doesn't have attack ads, it has diss tracks. In honor of the onslaught of negativity in our political process, here are the six best diss tracks of all time. Let us ... More >>
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute for Advancing Educational Excellence just released its comprehensive State of State Science Standards 2012 report, which grades each state on how it teaches science to students, and Missouri ranked in the top twenty. Sadly that's no better than a C grade, as the Fo ... More >>
Legal refresher: Law-abiding citizens are welcome to wear bullet-proof vests! Ex-felons, however, are not. (The 2002 federal law in question was challenged but upheld a year ago by the Supreme Court). Which is all unfortunate for Dontae Reid, a 27-year-old from Belleville, Illinois. He was ... More >>
The dog was discovered near Marble Hill, two hours south of St. Louis.Authorities in southeastern Missouri are investigating a wanton case of animal abuse.On Saturday the sheriff's department in Bollinger County was made aware of the smoldering remains of a canine tied to to a pole outside the to ... More >>
9 p.m. Wednesday, April 6. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Sunday, February 13. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
universityheightslofts.comKids these days. What's wrong with them? They're always walking around, dying their hair blue, poking holes in their faces. Their underwear is always hanging out of those baggy trousers they insist on wearing. And then they have the nerve to actually try and get their ap ... More >>
Image sourceSeveral local news outlets have already donned their deerstalker hats and done their best Sherlock Holmes impressions by connecting the robbery of ATM Solutions Inc. in Midtown yesterday with two other similar burglaries of armored cars in 1999 and 1992.In the heist yesterday, four ma ... More >>
It's Christmas in June! Finally, Draft Day is here, and I'm as giddy as a small child the day before Christmas, shaking all the packages and trying to figure out what might be in that really big one with my name on it. Unfortunately, no amount of shaking or clever examination of the boxes is goin ... More >>
Enoch Lau"You can sit by me. I don't bite. I've had all my teeth pulled. Declawed, lobotomized, circumcised -- I'm safe," said the cigar smoker perched at the end of the bar at Melrose Club. Despite the purported surgical procedures, he was full of jokes. "I went to that fundraiser for Jim L ... More >>
Image sourceMeet Kevin Keller, the new kid in Riverdale, the "Missouri-area" town where Betty and Veronica have been battling it out for Archie for more than 50 years. He's blond. He's buff. He's super-cute, in a wholesome sort of way. He's also gay. Says the official press release: Kevin w ... More >>
Arctic Monkeys are at the Pageant on SundayBack and better than ever. Or something. Friday, April 9 *Pretty Lights/Savoy, The Pageant *Kevin Devine/Cody Alan/Race Human Race, Firebird (early) *JEFF the Brotherhood/Flaming Death Trap/Rooftop Vigilantes, Firebird (late) *Killola/Sick of Sarah/B ... More >>
7 p.m. Monday, April 12. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
The Mexican explains a Mex-centric phenomenon.
9 p.m. Friday, March 23. Off Broadway, (3509 Lemp Avenue)
7 p.m. Monday, September 25. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois).
Get ready for the summer of Ruka Puff
The Cards are in the playoffs. So why are there so many empty seats?
A year in the alleys
The influence of Jamaican remixes has spread far and wide since British punk rockers took to dub reggae in the 1970s
McGurk's never disappoints, because it gets the little things right
The maestro's tumultuous tenure with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra comes to a close
José Rivera's Marisol asks profound questions, and the University Theater interprets it with grace and imagination
Josie doesn't pussyfoot around: You're being brainwashed by pop
Two new plays explore race relations
St. Louis native Russell Gunn returns home for a much-anticipated gig at Bistro Europa
The Big Picture (Rawkus/Flamboyant)
A St. Louis barber-chair maker weathered the Depression, succumbed to Japanese competitors and adapted to changing fashion
Noted installation artist Fred Wilson rearranges history, to our benefit